Madjid "MJ" Karimi PhD, CPH
Part-time Faculty - College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Karimi holds the rank of Adjunct Professor at the College of Health Sciences, Trident University International (TUI). His academic interests include individuals with disabilities, those with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). He has performed extensive research and published in the areas of health care transition and quality for youth with I/DD. Dr. Karimi is also active in the areas of equitable services for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse background. He has a particular interest in language diversity including effective cross-cultural communication, and bilingualism for children and families considered at risk and those who have disabilities.
As the Team Lead and Senior Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Dr. Karimi also provides technical advice, assistance, and guidance in the development of plans necessary to the fulfillment of Committee’s mission. He has responsibility for assisting the Committee in the collection of epidemiological and statistical data in areas that impact the daily lives of people with I/DD, including: health, education, housing, community living, individual family support, and employment and aging. He often works as part of a multidisciplinary team to plan and execute epidemiological surveillance, analytical projects, and behavioral and social health investigations.
Dr. Karimi consults and maintains liaison with scientists appointed to PCPID, the National Institutes of Health, and private organizations concerned with a broad range of topics related to I/DD.In 2012, Dr. Karimi was certified in Public Health Epidemiology and Bio-statistics by the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He received his PhD in Health Sciences, Global Health, from TUI, Cypress, California, in March 2014; Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in January 2006; Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees in Pre-medicine and Environmental Science and Policy from Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, in May 2005.
- Ph.D. in Health Sciences